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SG-Shaped Guitar from Epiphone belonging to the SG series.

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  • MGR/ironboy5MGR/ironboy5

    Epiphone SG Standard

    Epiphone Elitist '61 SGPublished on 11/20/04 at 15:00
    I bought this Guitar from Music44 for $189.00

    I love the strings, the pickups, and the sound is awesome!

    I don't like the width of the neck, its way to fat for soloing. I also wasn't fond of the strap pins, they keep falling off.

    The construction of the SG is just what you would expect from an Epiphone, the quality is top notch!

    This is a great beginner guitar. It looks cool, the sound is awesome, and the tone is just right! If you're taking lessons, this is the guitar for you!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
  • MGR/JoeMGR/Joe

    Gibson SG Standard

    Epiphone Elitist '61 SGPublished on 11/30/03 at 15:00
    I bought this baby at Guitar Center for $1069. I wanted a guitar that looked awesome, sounded awesome, and had an awesome price. I believe I achieved that goal.

    I love the looks of this thing. It looks evil, without looking stupid like BC Rich guitars. It sounds amazing, from the cleans to the meanest distortion. I love it. It's light, so its easy on the back unlike Les Pauls. Many people prefer the LP to the SG, but not me. And this guitar is a very good reason why.

    It's kind of fragile. I'm always worried that I'll scratch it or something. I treat this like it was my baby though. And, truth be told, it is :)

    Gibson has always had top-notch construction, and this SG is a perf…
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    I bought this baby at Guitar Center for $1069. I wanted a guitar that looked awesome, sounded awesome, and had an awesome price. I believe I achieved that goal.

    I love the looks of this thing. It looks evil, without looking stupid like BC Rich guitars. It sounds amazing, from the cleans to the meanest distortion. I love it. It's light, so its easy on the back unlike Les Pauls. Many people prefer the LP to the SG, but not me. And this guitar is a very good reason why.

    It's kind of fragile. I'm always worried that I'll scratch it or something. I treat this like it was my baby though. And, truth be told, it is :)

    Gibson has always had top-notch construction, and this SG is a perfect example of this tradition that holds true today. From the nut placement to the tune-o-matic bridge, there is nothing wrong with it at all. I love it. This guitar will last my whole life as long as I love and take care of it, and believe me, I will.

    Gibson has been and continues to be the greatest name in electric guitars. And this SG is a perfect example of why. Do your self a favor and buy this guitar.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/RobMGR/Rob

    Gibson SG Standard

    Epiphone Elitist '61 SGPublished on 08/14/03 at 15:00
    I got this SG used from a music store in Berkeley, CA for $800. Cheap b/c previous owner had a metal-studded strap that scratched up the back of the guitar pretty good. Moron.

    It's grrrrreat for playing live. Thin body, light weight, easy to play, compact size. You CAN NOT beat the clarity of the sound. I have the stock double hum fuc...buckers in it, and it's great for clean sounds. How does it sound "dirty", as x-tina would say? Umm, see "Please describe what you don't like about the unit:" below.

    Overall, good guitar, but not the best.

    The SG's thin body takes away from the thickness and warmth of the sound. It's real clear, but not real deep.

    Distorted, it sounds good, but not …
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    I got this SG used from a music store in Berkeley, CA for $800. Cheap b/c previous owner had a metal-studded strap that scratched up the back of the guitar pretty good. Moron.

    It's grrrrreat for playing live. Thin body, light weight, easy to play, compact size. You CAN NOT beat the clarity of the sound. I have the stock double hum fuc...buckers in it, and it's great for clean sounds. How does it sound "dirty", as x-tina would say? Umm, see "Please describe what you don't like about the unit:" below.

    Overall, good guitar, but not the best.

    The SG's thin body takes away from the thickness and warmth of the sound. It's real clear, but not real deep.

    Distorted, it sounds good, but not like a Les Paul. I guess it's personal preference, but I think if you're going to pay the $$ for a nice Gibson, and you don't mind the weight, why wouldn't you buy a Les Paul??

    1 functionality problem: I don't like the location of the toggle switch. It's down by the volume and tone knobs. The Les Paul location, up top, is much easier to switch on the fly.

    Forward strap nut placement: It looks good to not see the front strap nut, but it sucks for playing. The guitar, at rest when you're standing up, has the ass-end up, and the neck pointing at the floor. Pet peeve, but I don't care for this.

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

    Construction and quality of the guitar is amazing. Gibson does a really, really good job. This guitar is 100% reliable. And like another SG reviewer so apty put it, you could drop this thing out of the window doing 75 and it would stay in tune.

    Great guitar. 2nd place all-time Gibson. 1st place - the Les Paul.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/NickMGR/Nick

    Gibson SG Standard

    Epiphone Elitist '61 SGPublished on 05/18/03 at 15:00
    I got my baby at the local guitar center for around 850$

    I nicknamed my guitar "Blitzkrieg." Why? Because that's what it sounds like. So deep and chunky sounding. It sounds like Satan (in a good way, of course). It is just so powerful and can knock people of their people. Every note is oppressive. Great for chugging and grinding. The pick ups are great and very versitile. Very good sustain as well. The crimson color caps off this evil piece of machine.

    Hmmm...*scratches head* This guitar is fairly delicate. It may not SOUND delicate...but it is. I already chipped it a few times and I treat this thing as I would treat my own child. Just get a hard case and you'll be alright.

    Very well t…
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    I got my baby at the local guitar center for around 850$

    I nicknamed my guitar "Blitzkrieg." Why? Because that's what it sounds like. So deep and chunky sounding. It sounds like Satan (in a good way, of course). It is just so powerful and can knock people of their people. Every note is oppressive. Great for chugging and grinding. The pick ups are great and very versitile. Very good sustain as well. The crimson color caps off this evil piece of machine.

    Hmmm...*scratches head* This guitar is fairly delicate. It may not SOUND delicate...but it is. I already chipped it a few times and I treat this thing as I would treat my own child. Just get a hard case and you'll be alright.

    Very well thought out construction by the Gibson folks. I think it was a good idea to have the cut outs all the way down to the 22nd fret for the high notes. I also appreciate how easy it is to restring. Just push it through. There's no nonsense down there.

    If you like deep, dark, powerful sounding guitars that never stop putting out, get the Gibson SG. It won't let you down.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Walter ShiefflesMGR/Walter Shieffles

    Gibson SG Standard

    Epiphone Elitist '61 SGPublished on 01/09/03 at 15:00
    Mars Music, $1200 US Dollars

    Everything. Superlow action, vast array of tones available, amazing construction, looks amazing (i have the natural wood finish w/ chrome hardware), everything.

    I hate that i play scared sometimes cause i don't want to smash it to bits cause it is more precious than my life.

    Top Notch. I've had 0 problems with the construction of this guitar and i've owned it for almost 2 years now. pay attention to it and take care of it and it will take care of you.

    Buy this now. Someone wrote on here that it was not good for "Nu-Metal." i don't know what that is, but i do know that i play through a mesa dual recto tremoverb head and it sounds amazing at all levels of…
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    Mars Music, $1200 US Dollars

    Everything. Superlow action, vast array of tones available, amazing construction, looks amazing (i have the natural wood finish w/ chrome hardware), everything.

    I hate that i play scared sometimes cause i don't want to smash it to bits cause it is more precious than my life.

    Top Notch. I've had 0 problems with the construction of this guitar and i've owned it for almost 2 years now. pay attention to it and take care of it and it will take care of you.

    Buy this now. Someone wrote on here that it was not good for "Nu-Metal." i don't know what that is, but i do know that i play through a mesa dual recto tremoverb head and it sounds amazing at all levels of distortion. i play hardcore music (american nightmare-esque) and it works wonders.

    buy buy buy.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • emileguitar2000emileguitar2000

    Epiphone Elitist '61 SGPublished on 12/27/05 at 13:08
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    United States to manufacture in the factory Gibson
    22 frets, 2 humbuckers, 2 volume, 2 tone
    selcteur treble, rhythm or two
    grover tuner
    It's just like a real gibson

    UTILIZATION

    Channel accecible through trs is enjoyable to play. It is trslgrte and trs comfortable as the handle. The sound can be as biting trs trs crmeux we will find all the sound very easy.
    On any amp over by toujorus be happy

    SOUNDS

    I play a lot of blues and rock, but it is also jazz, metal.
    Array of acoustic sound trs trs satisfesante, but once you add an overdrive is the cream wow!
    I like to put on slecteur els 2 pickups and 2 tone 10 but turning the bridge pickup a little stronger than…
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    United States to manufacture in the factory Gibson
    22 frets, 2 humbuckers, 2 volume, 2 tone
    selcteur treble, rhythm or two
    grover tuner
    It's just like a real gibson

    UTILIZATION

    Channel accecible through trs is enjoyable to play. It is trslgrte and trs comfortable as the handle. The sound can be as biting trs trs crmeux we will find all the sound very easy.
    On any amp over by toujorus be happy

    SOUNDS

    I play a lot of blues and rock, but it is also jazz, metal.
    Array of acoustic sound trs trs satisfesante, but once you add an overdrive is the cream wow!
    I like to put on slecteur els 2 pickups and 2 tone 10 but turning the bridge pickup a little stronger than that of the sleeve.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since trs ong aps but I apprcie increasing day by day.
    It does not give an elitist but do so by a gibson epiphone.
    This is a guitar with a bigger sound than anything stratocaster single coil or nglige but we do not sound good.
    I recommend it
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  • angus6901angus6901

    Epiphone Elitist '61 SGPublished on 05/06/07 at 05:53
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Manufacturing Japan
    22 frets, 2 humbecker with 3 positions
    2 volume knobs and 2 tone knobs

    UTILIZATION

    Channel super nice, I was nervous ke seen for 7 years I played on an ibanez saber series, but not ters thick neck, very nice
    Access to acute fantastic, worthy of gibson no surprise!
    It looks a little down at the head, but with practice you get used to, and has a very light weight
    Very easy to get the nickel

    SOUNDS

    Bcp playing blues, rock and metal c pied.Meme for the riff funcky, c a joy!

    I play with a Vox AC15 and all the subtleties are!

    in the neck position, a well rounded, a blues Rythmik nickel.
    Intermediate position, pan funcky, enjoy!
    acute p…
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    Manufacturing Japan
    22 frets, 2 humbecker with 3 positions
    2 volume knobs and 2 tone knobs

    UTILIZATION

    Channel super nice, I was nervous ke seen for 7 years I played on an ibanez saber series, but not ters thick neck, very nice
    Access to acute fantastic, worthy of gibson no surprise!
    It looks a little down at the head, but with practice you get used to, and has a very light weight
    Very easy to get the nickel

    SOUNDS

    Bcp playing blues, rock and metal c pied.Meme for the riff funcky, c a joy!

    I play with a Vox AC15 and all the subtleties are!

    in the neck position, a well rounded, a blues Rythmik nickel.
    Intermediate position, pan funcky, enjoy!
    acute position, a very dry, perfect with a vintage sound for vox

    OVERALL OPINION

    Since one week and 'jattends to have the pedal boss me 500 for the sauce envoeyr Overdrive

    I love the look, the nickel finish, I hate anything in the scratched, versatile and nickel

    Given ke I paid a 600 euro, the latest model gibson europe is that the super OCCAZ was a very good finish from scratches and very good quality, nothing to say, hats off LEAD GUITAR, paris 9th! !
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